300 posts categorized "Ink Blending"

04/03/2024

Wed 03

Floral Bouquet Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a card using the dies to create other images.  I wanted to create a bouquet of flowers and needed to create something to hold it.  I used the bird's nest to create a basket.  

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Baskest:

Use the ink smooshing technique on heavy cream card stock to create a multi color paper.  I used Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Gathered Twiggs, and Scorched Timber.  Let the paper dry completely before die cutting using the Bird's Nest.  Die cut the nest 3 times.  Adhere the bottom layer to a dark brown card stock, putting the 3 die cuts in a column.  Trim around and under in some areas around the die cuts.  Adhere the next 2 layers on one top of each other.  

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Bouquet:

Die cut several times,using a heavy white card stock, of the following dies; Clara Blooms, Leaf BunchesLayered Star Flowers (both flowers and leaves), and Birch Press Design Budding Twigs Contour Layers. For the bouquet ink blend using Oxide inks, with heavy to light inking to create variance in color. Colors used for the leaves and steams was Bundled Sage and Scorched Timber and flowers Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac.  Shape and adhere the flower die cuts together.Also die cut several of the branches from the Berry Branches and Leaves from Neenah Desert Storm card stock.  

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Die cut white card stock using the largest die from the Postage Rectangle Layers.  Ink blend using Oxide Dried Marigold all over back ground.  Add foam tape to back and adhere to a white A2 size card.  Add double sided tape runner to the back of the basket and arrange the flowers.  Add additional adhesive to secure the flowers.  Adhere to the front of the card.  Add any other leaves, branches, flowers to fill in any empty spots.  Adhere a Happy Birthday Greetings White Tab to the basket.

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03/29/2024

Fri 29

Cheerful Floral Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Good Friday to those who celebrate!  I’m using the Cheerful Floral stamp set again, but this time, I also used it with the coordinating layering stencil set.

The floral image was stamped off-the-edge with Fade Out ink onto a Bristol panel for a no-line coloring look.   A light color dye ink would work as well.  Then following most of the steps from the stencil guide, ink blended gradient colors of dye inks in pink, purple, yellow, green and gray over the stencils.   I decided to keep the leaves simpler, skipped the layers for the leaves and ink blended in the center vein.

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Once the coloring/stencilling was completed, masked the image with the included mask and applied gray ink around the image to give it more dimension and help ground it a bit.  Stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing  powder.  Hugs was an unused piece from my stash that had been die cut out with the matching die.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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The layering stencils makes coloring easy.   And that does it for my card.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend, especially if you are celebrating Easter.  

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03/20/2024

Wed 20

Easter & Thanks You Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with another Easter card and a bonus thank you card featuring products from the latest release.  For this first Easter card,  I used the Woven Basket of Eggs die set with the new Festive Bunny die set.

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I cut everything from white cardstock except the eggs which I cut from the same scraps of patterned paper that I used for the red plaid and green on the bunny's jacket.  I inked all the pieces and colored them with Distress Inks. 

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The Happy Easter is a new die called "Happy Easter Dover Script" and I cute 3 white ones and inked the top one with Fired Brick red ink.  To make the border around the card I masked off the edge and added more red ink, then added small white dots with a gel pen.  Here's one last look at my first card:

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Now on to my 2nd card for today! 

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This card features the new Clara Blooms die set along with the Thank You Daily Script die set.  I used Distress Inks and colored pencils to color the die cuts on this one, then arranged them on the card front.  Easy and quick!  Here's a closer look:

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I love how this turned out, clean and simple!  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I hope I've inspired you with these two cards!   Thanks for stopping by!

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03/16/2024

Sat 16

Sitting Sparrow in Blooms
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   With spring about to officially arrive in a few days, I have a spring card to share today featuring the Sitting Sparrow, Clara Blooms, and Berry Branches and Leaves craft dies from last month’s 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Once again, all pieces were die cut from white.  The sparrow and blooms were ink blended with browns and turquoise dye inks, respectively.  The leaves were colored with Copic Sketch markers (YG07/09, G09, BG05).   Left the berry branches white.

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The background was created by ink blending two gradient colors of green dye inks to give a spotlight effect.  For some interest and texture, splattered it with diluted white and black gouache paint.  Die cut the sentiment from black glossy paper and its shadow from white, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.   Thank yij for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/28/2024

Wed 28

Easter Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing a circle shaped Easter card today featuring products from the current 2024 Spring Cheer release.

All pieces, including the sentiments, were die cut from white cardstock.  The lamb and flower centers were coloured/shaded with Copic Sketch markers and the rest were ink blended with distress inks (DI).

Copic markers used:
pinks - RV10/21/23 
yellows - Y15, V01 
whites/shading - T0/1/2/3 
 
DI used:
sky - Tumbled Glass 
grass - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn 
basket - see my last card 
eggs & Easter sentiment - Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans 
hello sentiment - Black Soot

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The second largest circle die in the Circle Basics set was used to die cut from white cardstock.  Ink blended the grass/sky on it, then glued the elements onto it.  Trimmed off the overhangs before matting it to an Anemone Plaid pattern paper circle.  Mounted the circle to a white circle card base to finish.

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That’s it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/24/2024

Sat 24

Easter Egg Basket Chick
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m going clean and simple (CAS) today with this fun Easter card featuring the Layered Chicks, Woven Basket of Eggs and Happy Easter Curled Script dies from the current 2024 Spring Cheer release.  
 
Started by die cutting the Woven Basket of Eggs from white cardstock and the Layered Chicks from the lightest yellow Sunrise paper.  Used mini blending brushes to color and ink blend them with distress inks (DI):
 
basket - Brushed Corduroy 
eggs - Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Salvaged Patina, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac 
chick - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot 
 
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For the background, Tumbled Glass DI was ink blended on an A2 size Bristol panel then spritz with water and blot with a paper towel for some texture.   Next, die cut the clouds from white cardstock and the sentiment from black glossy paper.  Added light shading on the clouds with C00 and C1 Copic Sketch markers.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  

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That does it for this easy peasy Easter card. 😉   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/14/2024

Wed 14

Anemone Bird House
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It may be Valentine’s Day, but my card is not. 😂   I have a simple card with all the spring feels to share today using  Anemone Blooms and Elegant Anemone dies from the Anemone collection with the Woodgrain Bird House and Leaf Bunches  dies from the 2023 Christmas collection.  

All pieces were die cut from white cardstock paper and ink blended with dye inks using blending brushes.  Wilted Violet and Stormy Sky distress inks (DI) were used for the anemone flowers, Black Soot DI was used for shading on the bird house and two gradient green color dye inks from Altenew were used for the leaf bunches. 

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Trimmed a 3/8” strip from white woodgrain paper for the bird house post and added shading to it as well using Black Soot DI.  Lightly ink blended Milled Lavender DI to the bottom of an A2 size Bristol panel before assembling the card onto a white card base.  I was going to leave the card blank, but went digging in my bits bag and found this Poppy Stamp gold foil Modest Greetings 1 sentiment that works nicely for many occasions.  

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Well, that does it for my card.  Get ready for a brand new release tomorrow.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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01/27/2024

Sat 27

Sending Blooming Anemone Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a QACAS (quick and clean and simple) card to share today featuring the Blooming Anemone and Hugs Debut Script dies from the current Anemone release.

The anemone was die cut from white cardstock and its pieces were ink blended with Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters and Black Soot distress inks (DI).

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The Poppy Stamps stitched envelope was then die cut from white cardstock, followed by the “hugs” sentiment, which was die cut three times also from white, to stack for dimension.  Ink blended the top layer with Seedless Preserves DI, then adhered the stacked sentiment onto a pale plum cardstock piece that was trimmed down to fit the envelope.  Assembled the card onto a black A2 size panel, then added clear shimmer to the flower for some sparkle to finish.

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Not gonna lie, this ended being more dramatic than intended. 🤷🏻‍♀️   And that does it  for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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01/26/2024

Fri 26

Anemone Cutout Friendship Card by Jean Okimoto

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Reach out to someone you miss with a floral window card from our January Anemone Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a fresh pink friendship card from our latest release. The "missing" blossom is attached inside, visible thru the window - and there's space for a short note below it.  

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Cut a 5" x 6" piece of white cardstock. It's easier to trim the extra cardstock later than it is to align everything perfectly.   Spritz both sides with a light mist of water. Leave at least ¾" of space on the left edge and emboss the cardstock with the new Anemone Bunches 3D Embossing Folder.  Cut the anemone with the larger die from the set.  Use an ink applicator or blending brush to color it with kitsch flamingo and bundled sage Distress Oxides.  Use a cotton swab to daub the center with Pearlescent Yellow Brilliance. 

Score the left edge ½" from the embossed design to create a tab.  Trim the cardstock to 5-½" x 4-¼" plus the ½" tab.  Attach the tab behind a 5-½" x 4-¼" piece of white cardstock for an A-2 card.

Close the card and attach the anenome diecut (excluding the delicate stem) through the opening.  Open the card and attach the stem.

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Cut 2 of the Miss You Debut Script backgrounds from white cardstock.  Color 1 background with kitsch flamingo.  Cut the detailed top layer from white cardstock and color it with kitsch flamingo too.  Assemble the greeting - place the inked background slightly offset to the left for dimension and contrast against the white background.

Add pale green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

It sounds very complicated, but it's not!  Hope you'll try this design in your favorite colors.  Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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01/25/2024

Thu 25

Hugs with Anemone Duo
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, Angie here today with a "Hugs" card featuring products from the new Anemone Collection.  Here's a close up of the flowers and new "Happy Spring Debut Script" (94779) word die.

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I die cut and colored the Anemone Duo die with Distress Inks and colored pencils and then put them together.  I ink blended Distress Saltwater Taffy lightly on a white card stock and put it behind the card front that I had cut with the "Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut-Out" craft die (94361).  Once that was glued behind the heart, I added the two flower buds to the heart but didn't use any of the leaves from the die.  I will save those for a later project.  

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I cut 3 inches off the bottom of the front panel on the bottom and added a strip of striped washi tape and then a panel that was inked with Distress Saltwater Taffy, ink directly to paper.

I cut the shadow Hugs from more inked card stock and the thin letters of the die from white card stock.  Once I glued those together, I added them to the bottom of the heart.  Lastly I added five Pastel Jewels (JWL002) to the card front.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you have had a chance to look at all the beautiful products in this latest release!  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks and happy crafting!

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